Post by: Amy Butler, Atlanta Eats intern
TGIF Everybody – but this FRYday is much more than just the end of a long week. Today, July 13, is National French Fry Day. To celebrate this noteworthy day, here are 5 of our top fry spots in Atlanta. These fries range from the classic to the loaded fry. While french fries originated in Belgium (no, you didn’t read that incorrectly), they have made their reach all around the world, allowing for all cuisines to take their unique twist on the classic.
To begin, we start with the Fry Guy (shocking right?). This food truck is dedicated to serving french fries in a multitude of ways. Of course, they have the basics: a cone of plain, salty fries with choice of sauces that include honey sriracha mayo to red curry ketchup. Additionally, they have blue cheese fries, poutine, and bacon fries. But they don’t stop there – bangkok fries doused in thai peanut sauce and curry mayo are on the menu or you could go with the salmon fries topped with coriander smoked salmon, creme fraiche, and capers.
Another popular Atlanta food truck is Tex’s Tacos. This Mexican-themed food truck does not limit themselves to tacos and quesadillas. One of the star dishes on their menu is their Texicana Fries. These fries are flavored with lime and then topped with a meat of choice, guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled onions, queso fresco, fresh jalapenos, and cilantro. If these toppings seem overwhelming, you can also get a side order of just their lime fries, which are still delicious and flavorful.
Mix’D Up Foods is definitely mixing up the fry game. Dishing out fries in three locations, including a food truck, they have a whole section of their menu dedicated to their version of fries, ‘The Strings.’ This section includes seven unique variations of their hand cut shoestring fries. One of their house specialities is the Buffalo fries, sprinkled with bleu cheese crumbles and smothered with wing sauce and chipotle ranch. Next on their yummy list are their cajun fries. These fries sure are hot, and served under sauteed crawfish, peppers, onions, cheese, remoulade – and of course, spicy hot sauce.
Hankook Taqueria is a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant on Collier Road. Their take on fries involves sesame fries, which are fried to perfection, drenched in sesame oil, and then covered with a mixture consisting of salt, sugar, and korean red pepper. This seasoning allows the fries to be sweet and salty, and for an extra kick chipotle ketchup is served on the side.
Grindhouse Killer Burger and Fries truly has killer fries. This restaurant serves various types of fries to pair with their incredible burgers and milkshakes. Pictured above are the chili cheese fries, a crowd favorite. These crinkle cut fries are fried until they are the optimal shade of golden brown and then they are covered with chili and cheddar cheese. Other topping options include bacon and bleu cheese as well as a cheese sauce. If you are looking to be more adventurous with your fry selection, they offer ‘Dirty South Fries.’ This dish is topped with chili, cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, jalapenos, pico de gallo, and their homemade chipotle ranch sauce.
So on this most special of Fry-Days, be sure to check out one of these amazing french fry dishes near you.